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Shaanxi History Museum

91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
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Type: History Museums
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Melbourne - Australia
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful museum presenting the dynasties very well, some great art displays, easy to get around, great gift shop and coffee shop, put this on your list

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Sunfish Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This museum has much content tracing the Chinese people in the area of Xi'an from 6,000 BCE through the Tang dynasty. The museum exhibits are high quality with explanations in English and Chinese. The floorplan is well organized and easy to follow. There are some exceptional exhibits of Chinese artifacts and art, particularly the tri-color porcelain art of the Tang.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Take your passports to gain free entry to this museum. Set out over several floors. Closed on a Monday.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This museum houses one of the best collections of Chinese historical artefacts from the c.2000 BC to 17th century, encompassing a huge range of fascinating objects, e.g. pottery, jade, armour, jewellery, porcelain, sculptures, royal seals, door handles, lamps, vessels etc. There are even some terracotta warriors in there too. The museum is well laid out into 3 large exhibition halls;... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When I was here 35 years ago, all the museums were darks, dusty and very little English, today that has all changed. Well done and well worth the visit

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München
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

An incredible wealth of a collection of historical artefactes from early mankind in China through all the millenniums up today. Statues, temple images, porcellan from earliest production, bronze & gold sculpturs & tools, a plate with a pile of 57 kgs of gold medals given to the emperors generals & heroes; a nice video showing life in the Tang dynasty... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Extremely busy museum yet worth visiting, one of the best I have seen in China. There is the history of all Dynasties, I recommend you skip the exhibition which is 150 yuan entry. It takes already a long time (about 3 hours to visit the other part). Lunch time is a bit more calm, so it's the best time to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We love history very much and we were recommened by Allen to see the Shaanxi History Museum, it was fatastic place, expecially for people who are very interested in Chinese History, highly recommend.

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is one of the three best museums in China, since Xi'an has been capitals for many years, you can see many things which you have never seen in other cities

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Leicestershire, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very busy. The rooms were too small and aloe exhibits were too crowded. OK if like ancient history but a real lack of information on anything more recent.

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